Council tenants’ lost property call

Anyone who moved out of temporary homelessness accommodation before December last year, and who may have left anything behind, should contact Scottish Borders Council as soon as possible.

The council has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent the loss of clients’ personal belongings or to try to reduce the risk of damage to these items. As a result the council’s homelessness service provides at least six months storage of these belongings.

After six months, however, if previous tenants do not claim possessions that may have been left behind then the items will be disposed of, which means anything in storage prior to December 2014 will be disposed of by the end of June.

If you think you may have items in storage call 01896 661385 by Monday, June 15.